Follow Chef Meg’s recipe and tutorial as she shows Dina Blair on WGN News how to bake a Boston Cream Tart, a special dessert from Park Hyatt Chicago’s Masters of Food & Wine dinner.
Boston Cream Tart
Yield: 8 4-in tarts
1 stick butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups cake flour, sifted
4 Tbs powdered sugar
1 whole egg
Make sure all ingredients are room temperature. Cream the butter with the salt and vanilla paste in a stand mixer with paddle attachment. Sift the powdered sugar and almond flour together, and slowly incorporate into the butter, until 2/3 of the way combined. Add the eggs and paddle until 2/3 combined. Add the sifted flour and paddle until just combined. Wrap tightly and refrigerate overnight. The next day, roll to 1/8″ Peel off and cut a circle with diameter of about 1 1/2″ larger than the ring. Line tart ring, use a fork to prick the bottom and chill. Bake at 275F until golden.
2 3/4 cups cream
4 1/2 cups chopped high-quality bittersweet chocolate
1/3 cup light corn syrup
Bring the cream and corn syrup to a boil. Melt the chocolate in the microwave at 50% power. Slowly drizzle the hot cream into the chocolate, stirring slowly. Fill each tart shell 1/4 of the way. Cover the remaining ganache with plastic wrap and store in the cooler.
2 cups whole milk
5/8 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
5 egg yolks
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 stick butter
Bring the milk and vanilla bean to a boil. Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch. Pour a little of the hot milk into the eggs, whisking quickly. Pour the rest of the hot milk in and whisk to combine. Strain, return to heat and continue to whisk over medium heat until boiling. Continue cooking for about 3 minutes, until smooth and shiny. Transfer to a mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Chill until completely cool. To use, stir well with rubber spatula. Spoon into tart shells, filling to the top.
Top the vanilla pastry cream with the remaining chocolate ganache. Shave a chocolate bar over the top with a vegetable peeler. Sprinkle with powdered sugar